A few words on Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan: the big-time budget guru of the G.O.P. Everyone keeps calling it a "bold choice." Yeah, well maybe, but you know bold is not always synonymous with good.
Whiskey for breakfast is a bold choice. Spun glass underwear is bold. Four-head dragon tattoos. Passing an 18-wheeler on a blind curve going 80 in the rain – incredibly bold. Just not that necessarily smart.
Though the Bay Area leans fairly left, you don’t have to look under barrels of tea to find local Tea Party supporters. KALW’s Artjoms Konohovs met a few in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza and asked how it feels to be a Tea Party supporter in the Bay Area. Here is what they said:
“There is no equality here. It's obvious. It is all one-sided – like the whole state is – it's just worse here in San Francisco. I live in Hayward and at least it's a little more tolerant for both sides.” – Pete Tall, Hayward
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have an open lines to independents. According to a Gallup poll, more Americans identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31 percent to 27 percent. Last year, the percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased to 40 percent. Do you identify as an independent? What issues are important to you? Are you voting? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org? Where do independents fit within the two-party political system? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Big money is a big issue in this election. Since the U.S. Supreme Court made its decision in the Citizens United case, an unlimited amount of corporate money is flowing into the so-called “Super PACs” that support political candidates.